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China dismisses IEA analysis of it being world's top energy user

07-20-2010 16:33 BJT

BEIJING, July 20 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese energy official on Tuesday rejected a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) saying China surpassed the United States to become the world's biggest energy consumer last year.

Volunteers of the Institution Energy-saving Week send out recyclable shopping bags to the public in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 12, 2010. The 2010 Inner Mongolia Institution Energy-saving Week was launched on Saturday. In the following week, institutions in Inner Mongolia will advocate green office and low-carbon life with a series of activities like promoting green traffic, boycotting excessive packaging and experiencing energy-lack life.(Xinhua/li yunping)
Volunteers of the Institution Energy-saving Week send out recyclable shopping 
bags to the public in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia 
Autonomous Region, June 12, 2010. The 2010 Inner Mongolia Institution Energy-saving Week was launched on Saturday. In the following week, institutions 
in Inner Mongolia will advocate green office and low-carbon life with 
a series of activities like promoting green traffic, boycotting excessive 
packaging and experiencing energy-lack life.(Xinhua/li yunping)

 

"IEA's data on China's energy use is unreliable," Zhou Xian, an official with the National Energy Administration (NEA), said at a press conference.

According to the IEA, China consumed 2.252 billion tonnes of oil equivalent in 2009, 0.4 percent more than United State's 2.17 billion tonnes.

However, China's National Bureau of Statistics said in a report in February that China's energy consumption last year stood at 3.1 billion tonnes of standard coal equivalent, which was equal to 2.132 billion tonnes of oil equivalent.

An NEA official who declined to be named told Xinhua at the sidelines of the press conference, the IEA and China's statistic authority collected data from different sources, which had led to the different results. He did not elaborate.

Zhou Xian noted the IAE still lacked understanding about China's relentless efforts to cut energy use and emissions, notably the country's aggressive expansion of new energy development.

He said China had outpaced the United States in new energy expansion, as it boasts the world's largest hydropower capacity, solar power water heating use, and nuclear power capacity under construction. It also has the world's fastest growth of wind power generation.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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